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MLB Denies Chavez Moment of Silence
« on: March 06, 2013, 06:20:53 PM »

 by Tony Lee 6 Mar 2013, 2:08 PM PDT 5 post a comment
Major League Baseball and the Miami Marlins denied the Venezuelan national team's request for a moment of silence for Hugo Chavez before Tuesday's exhibition game in Florida against the Miami Marlins. There was also no moment of silence during Wednesday's exhibition game against the New York Mets.

After the Venezuelan dictator died on Tuesday, the national team, while preparing for the World Baseball Classic opener on Thursday, "requested a moment of silence and that the country’s flag be placed at half staff before Tuesday’s game in honor of their late president."

It was revealed on Wednesday that Major League Baseball and Miami Marlins officials denied the request, claiming there "there wasn’t enough time to honor the request.”

On such matters, Major League Baseball traditionally consults with the U.S. State Department before making the final call.

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Re: MLB Denies Chavez Moment of Silence
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 06:31:50 PM »
At least their asking may have saved their lives when they return home.

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Re: MLB Denies Chavez Moment of Silence
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 07:07:48 PM »
Good for MLB.  Honoring a thug like Chavez would be akin to bathing the Empire State Building in red in honor of the 60th anniversary of Stalin's death.


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Re: MLB Denies Chavez Moment of Silence
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 08:25:38 PM »
I won't vote for Clinton, but I cannot vote for Trump.  How could I explain to my daughter why I supported a man who sees her as nothing more than a piece of meat, a piece of a$$ for him to grope for his own private pleasure.

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Re: MLB Denies Chavez Moment of Silence
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 10:18:01 PM »
...instead, suggest that the Phillie's mascot "Philly Phanatic', dance the Irish Jig on home plate.
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